GCSEs: Success at St Bedes School in Upper Dicker

Students celebrate at St Bede's in Upper Dicker
Students celebrate at St Bede's in Upper Dicker

Students, parents and teachers at St Bede’s in Upper Dicker, near Hailsham, had much to celebrate today (Thursday August 27), with pupils producing yet another year of outstanding GCSE results.

The school said 10 per cent of students achieved straig A or A* grades and it is the fourth year in a row that Bede’s has produced its best set of GCSE results.

The proportion of A* grades at GCSE has doubled at Bede’s since 2010, with A and A*s now constituting 40 per cent of all grades at the school.

67 per cent of all Bede’s pupils achieved at least one A or A* grade in 2013, with the percentage of A*-C grades at Bede’s rising again this year, to 92 per cent.

Particularly successful in 2013 was the school’s English department, where 41 per cent of all grades were A or A*, and its Drama and Modern Foreign Language departments, where 66 per cent of all grades were also A or A*.

Bogdan Kagan from Pevensey, achieved 11 A* grades, Azjad Al-Mubarak from Bexhill, achieved 10 A*s and 1 A, and Anthony Bracuti from Eastbourne, achieved 9 A* and 3 A grades.

In total, 18 Bede’s students achieved straight A or A*s, making 2013 a standout year for the school.

Bede’s Headmaster Dr Richard Maloney said: “Everyone at Bede’s is extremely proud of our GCSE pupils – and not just those who achieved top grades. These results prove, with persuasive empirical evidence, that our belief in personalised, holistic education breeds success in the classroom as well as beyond it.”